Archive for July, 2012
It is the time to pay more attention to all resident and commercial pollution alerts that come around us. Although the Environmental Protection Agency tries to get more rules and restriction to protect the Environment, pollution has still significant effect on human health. Recently, the three new studies show the link between air pollution and heart attack, cognitive deterioration and stroke.
Dr. Wellenius said, “Reducing air pollution levels by just 20 percent, an achievable goal”. He added that “would have prevented about 6,000 of the 184,000 hospitalizations for stroke in the Northeast region” in 2007 alone.
There are nearly 20,000 women found that have greatly accelerates declines in measures of memory and attention span in most parts of the country. Another research in Boston indicated that the risk of stroke increase with increasing traffic pollutants.
The Journal of the American Medical Association, scientists at the University Paris Descartes in France found that the common pollutants — carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and others — increase a person’s risk of having a heart attack immediately.
The researcher noted that” the smallest particles of pollution, those finer than 2.5 microns in diameter — or about one-thirtieth the Breathing in pollutants may cause harm in a number of ways. They added that they may cause inflammation linked to heart disease, increase the heart rate and thicken the blood, which can cause blood width of a human hair — are particularly effective at infiltrating the body”.
Dr. Weuve surveyed between 19,409 women in the United States in the ages of 70 and 81 for about a decade, observing at changes in cognition every two years. He showed that ”declines in memory and executive function, including the ability to plan and make or carry out a strategy, are normal as people get older”. But the study revealed that ”women with higher levels of long-term exposure to air pollution had significantly faster declines in cognition than those with less exposure to pollutants”. Dr. Weuve added that “if there were a treatment that could just delay the onset of dementia by two years that would spare the population millions of cases of disease over the next 40 years.”
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ANAHAD O’CONNOR (February 15, 2012) “Air Pollution Linked to Heart and Brain Risks” The New York Times, retrieved by http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/air-pollution-tied-to-heart-and-brain-risks/?scp=2&sq=air%20polution&st=Search
State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa and state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, said the DEP and the federal Environmental Protection Agency filed a complaint accusing Chevron of violating air quality regulations.
State officials declared that Chevron agreed to pay a $231,875 penalty for air pollution violations and leaks for a period from 2004 to 2008 at its asphalt production plant in Perth Amboy. In addition, Chevron faced civil penalties of $32,500 per day for unresolved violations. Jeff Tittel, director of the Sierra Club’s New Jersey Chapter said “The fine given to Chevron for the violations is cheaper than if they were to retrofit the plant and put in place pollution control technologies. This is yet another example of the failure of the DEP in regards to holding polluters fully accountable”
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“Chevron to pay $231K fine for air pollution violations, leaks at plant in Perth Amboy” NJ.com. Web. 18 July 2012. Retrieve from http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/07/chevron_to_pay_231k_fine_for_a.html
California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has proposed amendments to its Rule 1107-Coating of Metal Parts and Products. Amendments to Rule 1107 will be focused for adoption by the AQMD Governing Board at a public hearing cautiously scheduled for Nov.2, 2012. The main point of Rule 1107 is to decrease volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the use of metal coatings. The rule applies to all metal coatings operations except those performed on aerospace assembly, magnet wire, marine craft, motor vehicle, metal container, and coil coating operations. ACA said:
“ACA maintains that waterborne coatings will need to be reformulated to meet the 150 g/l General and 275 g/l (150 g/l material VOC) General Waterborne interim limits, especially given the new lacquer definition, stringent General Waterborne material VOC limits, and stringent Waterborne Coating definition”.
ACA claimed that “dropping the proposed Jan. 1, 2015 interim limits in order to give coatings manufacturers adequate time to develop coatings and reach out to customers as well as coatings application facilities to purchase, install, permit, and become comfortable with the new coatings and equipment. ACA believes there should not be any SIP commitment obstacles to dropping the interim limits”.
Moreover, ACA added that “the proposed definition for waterborne coatings at 5 percent of the volatile fraction is too stringent and would eliminate many waterborne coatings. Instead, ACA suggested the waterborne coating definition be modified as “any coating which contains more than 20 percent by weight in its volatile fraction, as applied”.
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David Darling ( July 10, 2012), ‘SCAQMD Heeds ACA Comments for Rule 1107 Amendments, Revision Process Continues’ retrieved from http://www.paint.org/news/industry-news/item/914-scaqmd-heeds-aca-comments-for-rule-1107-amendments-revision-process-continues.html